UK HOUSING REVIEW from the Chartered Institute of Housing

'Huge congratulations to the CIH on three decades of the ever-fresh UK Housing Review. From its origins with Steve Wilcox in charge, it has been both the essential encyclopaedia of housing data and the stimulus for informed discussion on the key housing issues. Here's to the next 30 years!'   Lord Richard Best

'The UKHR is a hugely valuable resource, bringing together expert commentary and extensive data tables. It's great news that CIH are making it available for more housing professionals to access as a benefit of CIH membership.'   Brian Robson, Executive Director (Policy and public affairs), Northern Housing Consortium

'It's the sector Bible.'   Steve Moseley, Group Director, Governance, Strategy and Communications, L&Q

Welcome to the UK Housing Review, it's a key resource for busy managers and policymakers across the public and private housing sectors in the UK. The Review, published annually, brings together the most important housing statistics for England (and its regions), Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It features over 200 charts and tables for those who need information about housing policy and finance.

Its charts and tables include data about:

  • Homelessness and lettings
  • Housing investment by councils, housing associations and private investors
  • Housing stock and conditions
  • Household characteristics and incomes
  • Subsidies, tax reliefs and benefits
  • House prices and market trends
  • Public expenditure plans and the economy
  • Rents and revenue spending
  • Selected international housing trends

This website provides much of the content online, with downloadable text, charts and data in pdf and Excel. Contemporary Issues chapters from earlier editions are also downloadable.

The full pdf edition of the UK Housing Review offers further articles by leading analysts, and the current edition is available to order at the Chartered Institute of Housing online bookshop.

Several recent Contemporary Issues chapters are included in the UK Housing Review Reader, published in 2023. Titled Housing policy in a changing world, it can be downloaded free of charge.

Follow the menu links (left) for more information on current and past editions.

The 32nd edition is available from the CIH bookshop. To link to the sections that are downloadable visit the page for the 2024 edition here.

The UK Housing Review continues to be the prime source for all concerned with housing policy and finance.

'A very important piece of work for our sector.'   Piers Williamson, The Housing Finance Corporation.

Feedback on the Review is always welcome. Please see the Contact page for details.